Festival of the Sound

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Festival of the Sound is an annual classical music festival that occurs from July to August in Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada.

Established in 1980 (1980) by Anton Kuerti, the festival's original artistic director, the annual festival was held in the auditorium of Parry Sound High School until the opening of the town's Charles W. Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts in 2003. The festival presents a daily program of classical music performances by both Canadian and international musicians over a period of approximately three weeks. Noted performers at the festival have included Russell Braun, Mary Lou Fallis, Yo-Yo Ma and Ofra Harnoy. The program has also occasionally included pop and jazz performers, including Catherine McKinnon, Rob McConnell, Moe Koffman, Dizzy Gillespie[1] and Jan Lisiecki.[2]

James Campbell is the second and current artistic director of the festival and has held that position since 1984.[1] The 2014 festival ran from July 18 to August 10, and closed with a performance of the Beethoven Symphony No. 9 under the direction of James Sommerville with the Elmer Iseler Singers and featuring soloists including Russell Braun.[3][4]


  1. ^ a b "History". Festival of the Sound. Retrieved 2014-08-10. 
  2. ^ "Jan Lisiecki - Piano". Festival of the Sound. Retrieved 2014-08-10. 
  3. ^ "Calendar & Events". Festival of the Sound. Retrieved 2014-08-10. 
  4. ^ McGillivray, Peter (2014-08-08). "Festival of the Sound’s 35th season draws to a close". Parry Sound North Star. Retrieved 2014-08-10. 

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Coordinates: 45°20′45″N 80°02′17″W / 45.34583°N 80.03806°W / 45.34583; -80.03806